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Old 06-03-2018, 08:41 PM
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Does the M14/M1A use the same bolt internals as the M1 Garand?
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:21 PM
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Don’t forget the tools. I carry the combo tool, flathead screwdriver, Allen wrench for the front sight, small punch and a little hammer. Most importantly, knowledge of how to work with installing new springs in a bolt. I keep the spare parts in a large ziplock bag.
Use the ziplock bag to trap flying springs.
A new extractor spring doesn’t allow the plunger to seat easily when the extractor is pushed down. Once the extractor is started, use the flathead screwdriver to push the plunger in and tap on the extractor until it seats.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:55 AM
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Does the M14/M1A use the same bolt internals as the M1 Garand?
The extractor , spring & plunger are interchangeable. The ejector, spring and firing pin are not. Eddie
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:37 AM
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Maybe, this is the answer you are seeking......

http://m14forum.com/gus-fisher/66458...nd-m-14-a.html

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Old 06-09-2018, 06:53 AM
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Maybe, this is the answer you are seeking......

http://m14forum.com/gus-fisher/66458...nd-m-14-a.html

Aloha, Mark
Mark, Yes, that is very helpful. Thanks, Eddie
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:13 AM
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Thatís a very good write up. Thanks for the link.


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Maybe, this is the answer you are seeking......

http://m14forum.com/gus-fisher/66458...nd-m-14-a.html

Aloha, Mark
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:21 AM
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Not sure if anyone mentioned it and haven't read Gus's post for years. I know he would have put it in there, but a safety spring and a trigger pin, hammer pin are must haves. Extra bolt stop spring is a good idea too.

Along with the aforementioned bolt guts, op rod springs, and as many magazines or bandoleers of ammo on stripper clips as you can get.

The good news is, if the safety spring does break, you can always wire it up in the forward or off position and still shoot it.....carefully. Same with the bolt stop spring, with some chewing gum stuck up under it to keep it down and out of the way of the bolt's travel.

The springs are always the weakest link on a well designed firearm, of any kind, so it only makes sense to have spares. I got that from John Browning.
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